Toshiba To Start Selling Their Battery-Powered TV In Japan, Too

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Back in November 2010, Toshiba introduced the world’s first series of battery-powered LCD TVs. Dubbed Power TV, the devices were initially produced with developing countries or regions with unstable power supply in mind. But now big T has dated and priced [JP] a special version for the Japanese market, as announced in April this year.

The so-called REGZA 19P2 is a 19-inch TV with 1,366×768 resolution, LED backlight, and 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 2W×2ch speakers, double TV tuners (one is for 1Seg digital TV), and an HDMI interface.

Needless to say, the main bullet point here is the integrated battery. Toshiba that one full charge takes 5 hours, which is enough to power the TV for about 3 hours. With the peak shift button on the remote control (the yellow one on the picture above), users can switch from AC to the battery whenever the power goes out.

Toshiba plans to start selling the 19P2 in Japan next month (price: $620). Another version in white is to follow in the fall.